Gaia Grove Spring Full Moon Retreat

Gaia Grove is holding a full moon retreat in March 2017 on the Baja coast for all who wish to refresh souls, reawaken creativity, & be inspired by the healing magic of Gaia.

Come on a sacred journey for 3 mystical nights and 4 magical days on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean in a retreat designed especially for creatives seeking to grow skills and practice their craft in harmony with nature. This location abounds with tidal pools, marine geysers, secret ocean caves, and more, and is known for opening channels for inspired work and healing.

This weekend of nature, writing, hiking, art, song, circles, and creativity will be at the Baja Off The Grid ocean cliff retreat (www.bajaoffthegrid.com) in La Bufadora, Mexico, just a 2 hours drive south of San Diego, outside of Ensenada. The location is near local villages for food, local artisans, and emergencies, yet remote enough to have sweeping views of the horizon and the Milky Way is usually visible at night with the naked eye. The home itself is custom-designed for spiritual gatherings & retreats, has been featured in LA Yoga magazine, and is a primarily solar-powered sanctuary surrounded by hiking trails, marine life from whales to anemones, and remarkable scenery.

We live by the sun; each evening, we gather before sundown for a group circle, activity & dinner, and morning begins with breakfast & group circle, followed by a hike. Days are free to explore in your own way, journal, sing, drum, paint, yoga etc. with an optional offering class, tarot, or astrology reading. Healthy and mostly organic, vegetarian meals are included Thursday dinner through Sunday morning. There will be a lovely balance of both private and group time, which will allow for necessary insight, sharing, and reflection.

We would like to keep this group under 8; there is also ability to drive participants to the retreat to and from Los Angeles. Please email scorpfaery@gmail.com to make sure the room you are interested in and ride space is still available before booking.

Please also feel free to ask any questions you have!  There are 5 bedrooms in the house, and single rates are for those needing an entire room for just one person ($400), while double rates are for rooms shared by two people ($600 total; or $300 per person for Sun/Moon & $700 total; or $350 per person for Mars/Venus. Guests may drive themselves or have the option to be driven roundtrip from Los Angeles for $150…

https://www.facebook.com/events/212594065849115/
Reservations, rates & more details: http://bit.ly/gaiagrovemarchfullmoon


This retreat will be facilitated by Gaia Grove creatrix Amy Clarke, an award-winning singer-songwriter, pianist, percussionist, performing & teaching artist, who has also facilitated moon circles, public/private rituals, and women’s circles for over a decade. She offers workshops, classes, and private consultation in music, magic, and more, with a special focus on divination and sound healing. Amy has performed solo around the country to notable acclaim, and has shared stages with a diverse collection of inspired artists including globally known author, witch & activist Starhawk, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls & The Courtyard Hounds at Lilith 2010, Amrita Sen, Poe, visionary painter Amanda Sage, drummer Dave Greene (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Joe Walsh, Steve Ferrone), and at such festivals and communities such as Spirit Weavers Gathering (2016), Cross Pollinate (2013-2015, Jan 2017), Reclaiming Los Angeles (2013-2016), California Witchcamp (2016), Temple of Visions, Earth:Arts Partnership, Sacred Spaces Village at Burning Man & SD Burning Man Decom, Lightning Temple, LA Burning Man Decom, The Viper Room, The Cutting Room, Busboys & Poets (Artist of the Month), SXSW, The House of Blues Sunset Strip, the International Alchemy Conference, and many more. Amy is also a community leader who has served nearby gardens, schools, and her neighborhood council in Silver Lake, and is a priestess & percussionist in the Reclaiming tradition. She is teaching Sacred Rhythms and Spiritual Activism at Spirit Weavers next June during the Moon session and is releasing more new music in 2017.

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PS    WE WILL BE PARTNERING WITH OTHER ARTISTS, HEALERS, AND MORE IN 2017 – GAIAGROVE@GMAIL.COM for cocreation of retreats in May, June, September & beyond…

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RATES INCLUDE THE ENTIRE RETREAT;  FACILITATION, MEALS & LODGING.

Rates for Fri/Sat/Sun eve for Private Bedroom, ocean deck or mountain balcony:

Sun or Moon Room (Ocean View, sunset, downstairs, shared balcony) -$400 single occupancy, $600 double (shared queen bed, $300 pp)

Venus or Mars Room (Mountain/partial Ocean View, sunrise, upstairs, shared balcony)- $400 single occupancy, $700 double (shared queen bed OR  1 person each on queen bed and pull out queen trundle, $350 pp)

Possibility of 1 Work/Trade – Shared Main Room/Meal Preparation/Class – please inquire

All rooms share the three house bathrooms – one downstairs with shower for Sun/Moon and two upstairs – one with shower for Venus/Mars & one general bathroom for house.  Showers with hot water are available on limited basis during the daytime only, please 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/212594065849115/
Reservations, rates & more details: http://bit.ly/gaiagrovemarchfullmoon

More details on rooms & pictures found here: www.bajaoffthegrid.com

Please give yourself this sacred gift to replenish your creative wells, spark your fires of expression, and prepare to emerge transformed from a weekend communing with the earth, the ocean, the sun, the stars, and your soul. Please email gaiagrove@gmail.com with questions, to express interest, and to make initial inquiries. Non-refundable deposit checks/venmo payment etc. of $250 required to reserve a space for this weekend at the edge of the earth, where the sea meets the sky, and where magic happens…

“THERE IS NOTHING NATURE CANNOT HEAL, THE MAGIC OF GAIA IS MIGHTY AND REAL” -“Into The Mystery”, Amy Clarke (c) 2016

Link to Amy Clarke’s newest song “Goddess” on CDBaby (also on iTunes & Rhapsody) ~ (written at Baja Off The Grid last year) https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/amyclarke

www.gaiagrove.org

Summer Solstice “Welcome The Sun” Concert 2015, Silver Lake (part of Make Music LA)

Summer Solstice morning concert “Welcome The Sun” ~ Make Music Silver Lake (part of Make Music LA) June 21, 2015

Photo blog below ~ huge thanks to Kamini Natarajan, Saheb Singh, Amy Clarke, Ian McCulloch of Stonefeather, Renee Dawson, Ella Mira & Shivali, Ralph (on Djembe), Brit Rodriguez, the Lollipop Girls, Mooney Starr, Joyeur, Alan Ishii, Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures on percussion, Chris Cooley & Dave Alvarado of Mefisto, all of the musicians who joined us to co-create music, all of the neighbors who came to listen, Julie & Mornings & Nights Cafe for the electricity, Karina Andrade & Stephanie Andrade for extra photos and support, Pine & Crane, Yummy.com, Sunset Triangle Plaza, Genelle LeVin, Mark Hummer & the Silver Lake Improvement Association, Jeff Wayne, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Gaia Grove, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Dorsay Dujon of Make Music LA, everyone who helped make the Plaza a reality & our beloved street piano Georgia, still rocking the plaza a year and a day after she was delivered here last year for the 2014 Make Music Silver Lake concert!

More pics & video coming soon.  Stay tuned…  instagram.com/gaiagrove  twitter.com/gaiagrove

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Sunset Triangle Plaza (aka Polka Dot Plaza) at sunrise on Summer Solstice morning, ready for the concert…

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Kamini Natarajan & Saheb Singh opening the concert with beautiful classical kirtan ~

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local Ralph on percussion joining Kamini & Saheb, while Ella Mira & Shivali ring the bells for the sun

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Amy Clarke on vocals, piano, keyboards & percussion (Gaia Grove) with Ian McCulloch (Stonefeather)

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sultry ukelele diva Brit Rodriguez joins the mix as musicians all play together in lovely collaboration

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new friends Ella Mira & Shivali enjoying the music

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the amazing Renee Dawson singing soulful, jazzy standards & bluesy originals
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simply sweet summer songs of The Lollipop Girls, local Mooney Starr on guitar

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more local magic from power pop Silver Lake band Joyeur

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Motion of the Ocean ~ Ian McCulloch of Stonefeather solo, later joined by Amy Clarke & Miguel Elliott on drums

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eclectic Alan Ishii rocking the loop pedal and later the piano too

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Silver Lake locals David Alvarado & Chris Cooley of Mefisto making a hot day COOL

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after the joyous co-creation and celebration of the day in community, Amy plays solo acoustic in the sun

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THANK YOU TO ALL for making it happen.  Special Silver Lake Gaia Grove house concert/garden party coming soon … get on the list to make sure you get the invite – send email to gaiagrove@gmail.com, subject line: MUSIC

More pics & video coming soon.  Stay tuned…  instagram.com/gaiagrove  twitter.com/gaiagrove

Summer Solstice in Silver Lake

Greetings friends, neighbors, & family,

We are warming up for the Summer ~ some great community events in Silver Lake this weekend!
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Saturday 6/20 at Micheltorena Community Garden is our Barrel Cob Oven Build!
https://www.facebook.com/events/598692343606003/
A full day of mud, food and fun! We’ll have a potluck lunch and be led by Sir Cobalot (Miguel Elliott) to construct the wonderful new addition to our community garden, & we already have over 200 cob bricks made from a few weeks ago ready to build 🙂 Bread, pizza and pies made with delicious garden herbs, greens & vegetables all summer long!

Micheltorena Garden, Sunset & Micheltorena, 10am-5pm, FREE
please bring clothes that can get muddy and potluck food to add to the fun
and Sunday 6/21 in Sunset Triangle Plaza is the 3rd Annual Make Music Silver Lake free concert (part of Make Music LA & global festival Fete De La Musique)!
 
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The concert will be in the morning this year, to welcome Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and to kick off the all-day festival Make Music Los Angeles! (Part of global festival Fete De La Musique) ~ exact moment of Solstice is actually around 9:30AM this Sunday morning!

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Morning concert begins at 9AM in the Plaza with classical music/vocals, instrumental music, and soundscapes welcoming both the sun and the musical day, with piano, harp, tabla, violin, frame drum, guitar, other percussion, and a variety of eclectic musicians coming together to collaborate, including Indian classical vocalist Kamini Natarajan, world singer/pianist/percussionist Amy Clarke, improvised musical co-creation via Gaia Grove, soulful blues songwriter Renee Dawson, funk/rock/soul band Ian Thomas McCulloch & Dave Rundell (Stonefeather), ukelele diva Brit Rodriguez, power pop band Joyeur, singer-guitarist Mooney Starr, eclectic vocal loop-pedaling of Alan Ishii, and other special guest artists all joining us around the piano & congas in the Plaza.  At Noon, when the morning concert concludes, the Bijan Taghavi Jazz Trio will play an extended set until 2pm…
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Sunset Triangle Plaza, Sunset Blvd & Griffith Park Blvd
at piano in front of Mornings Nights & Pine & Crane, 9am-2pm, FREE
please bring instruments if you have them & blankets to spread out in the Plaza picnic style…
Thanks to Sunset Triangle Plaza, Genelle Le Vin & the Silver Lake Improvement Association, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Arts & Culture Committee, Make Music Los Angeles, Gaia Grove, Fête de la Musique, yummy.com, Pine & Crane, Mornings Nights, Nina Sorkin & more!

www.gaiagrove.org
www.makemusicla.org
www.silverlakenc.org

See you soon in Silver Lake, and remember ~ next Thurs 6/25 is the kickoff of The Silver Lake Picture show in the Plaza (running biweekly through the summer) and also the Thurs night Micheltorena Community Garden Potluck! (every Thursday night – including tonight…)

LOVE,
Amy
twitter:  @amyclarke @scorpfaery @gaiagrove
instagram: @scorpfaery & @gaiagrove

Full Moon Music – tues pm Silver Lake Farmer’s Market – Next Event Tues May 5 from 5-8pm

Tues Mar 31 ~ BEST ‪#‎fullmoonmusic‬ in Sunset Triangle Plaza yet!  Thank you, all you fabulous musicians, collaborators, healers, visionaries, artists, dreamers, parents, children, free spirits and more. What a night! Keeps getting better and better. Gratitude to all who made this fabulous evening possible ~ looking forward the next gathering (with extended hours) Tues May 5 (5/5/15) starting at 5PM ~ please email gaiagrove@gmail.com to get involved, share music, art, poetry, songs…the lineup is already filling up, as we keep growing every month!

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Special thanks to Mornings Nights Cafe, Pine & Crane, Story & Clark, Georgia the street piano, the Silver Lake Tuesday Afternoon Farmer’s Market Silver Lake, Los Angeles , the Silver Lake Improvement Association, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Amy Clarke, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Renee Dawson, Richie Rich, Rene Collins, Charlie Becker, Lauren Green, Ryan Bersten, Wilma & Ethel Jewelry, the face painting team & balloon art vendors, and all who come together to make this fun, healthy & sustainable community event possible.

Support your local farmer’s market! Come to the Plaza every Tuesday afternoon & Saturday morning in Silver Lake 🙂

See you at the next #fullmoonmusic on 5/5/15 at 5PM!  Get involved ~ gaiagrove@gmail.com

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Music & Creativity Lessons: Piano, Voice, Percussion, Songwriting, & More

(Piano/Keyboard/Voice/Drum/Percussion/
Singing/Songwriting/Theory/Creativity/
Composition/Melody/Harmony/Rhythm)

CUSTOMIZED, INDIVIDUALLY-TAILORED music sessions
that fit your (or your children’s) unique creativity, skill and gifts

LOCATION: your home or my studio (Silver Lake)

INSTRUMENTS: Piano, Synth Keyboards, Voice, Drums (Hand), Percussion

SUBJECTS: Piano/Voice Technique, Theory, Composition, Harmony, Rhythm, Lyrics, Songwriting

YOUR MUSE/TEACHER/GUIDE: Over 30 years experience, including professional performance as an innovative award-winning singer-songwriter pianist & keyboardist, 15 years experience in one-on-one lessons & private consultations with adults, 13 years hosting both public & private moon circles, ceremonies, rituals & full moon concerts, 3 years experience teaching/working with children from ages 2-12 including at LAUSD school & with private preschool children

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REFERENCES: Available upon request, including those from some top musicians, film directors, musical directors, songwriters & producers as well as non-music professionals who have enjoyed creative sessions

COST: $40-60 per hour, sliding scale*

www.amyclarke.com
www.youtube.com/scorpfaery
www.reverbnation.com/amyclarke

Georgetown University Media & Entertainment Alliance: http://www.gema-hoyas.org/phil.cfm

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Please contact with any questions and to arrange your first session – gaiagrove@gmail.com

Your musical and creative gifts are waiting to be nurtured, encouraged, and developed!

Cross Pollinate LA – Sun Sep 8 2013 at Fais Do Do http://www.crosspollinate.me

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GAIA GROVE music social evening at Cross Pollinate LA, Fais Do Do Sun Sep 8, 2013!

Divine music & fantastic food will be available in the evening social, with a chance for even more networking open to both men & women from 5PM until 8PM.

All who attend the workshop receive entrance into the evening portion. However, if you would like to come for music & socializing, but not the networking portion, those tickets are available for $10 via our ticket page. The evening will feature the sublime musical talents of Amy Clarke, Courtney Freed, Ben Gould & Steven Wynbrandt, with guest artists sprinkled throughout.

 

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Amy Clarke, Gaia Grove & Guests ~ Swan Ryder, Brittany Rose, Ben Gould & Charles-Herman-Wurmfeld ~ more TBA  Soulful songstress Amy Clarke crafts eclectic music with lyrical depth & planetary consciousness. An award-winning songwriter who mixes classical training with global rhythms, she is a dynamic stage presence – from solo voice, grand piano, & percussion, to jamming with guest artists, or experimenting on her synth keyboard. She has toured around the country from the House of Blues, SXSW, Viper Room, The White House & The Bitter End to Burning Man & The Alchemy Conference & shared stages with diverse & inspirational artists such as Starhawk, Poe, Occupy Love, Amrita Sen, Brothers’ Brothers,  Miranda Rondeau, Dave Greene (Joe Walsh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Stonefeather, Temple of Visions & Sacred Spaces Village at Burning Man 2010. Amy played an impromptu set at Lilith 2010 & was appointed Social Media Ambassador by Terry McBride of Nettwerk for the penultimate Lilith show in her hometown Washington, DC, interviewing Sarah McLachlan, the Indigo Girls, Butterfly Boucher, Courtyard Hounds, Lissie & more backstage. She is finishing her full-length album project  in Silver Lake, CA for a 2013 release.   “Beautiful, magical, original” – Mary Ishimoto Morris, The Washington Post

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AmyClarkeMusic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyclarke  ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/amyclarke YouTube: http://www.yotube.com/scorpfaery

Gaia Grove Founded by Amy Clarke, after countless underground events in Washington, DC, then moving humble roots from a Williamsburg, Brooklyn backyard to its current Silver Lake center (located in Los Angeles, CA), Gaia Grove is a living web dedicated to helping heal the earth, living in greater harmony with nature, and educating on sustainability, balance, equality, and justice for all. Gaia Grove produces events advancing the ideas, practice, and development of socially responsible artistry and living. Gaia Grove’s members include artists, musicians, DJs, entrepreneurs, photographers, writers, directors, shamans, gardeners, activists, dancers, farmers, visionaries, teachers, poets, healers, dreamers & more.  Gaia Grove is vibrant, evolving and ripe with possibility.

1149655_694167171827_880627655_oCourtney Freed Strong, passionate, vivacious and daring, Courtney Freed is a dynamic vocalist in a class all her own. She committed to sharing her talents with the world through song and story.  http://www.courtneyfreed.com  Facebook Page: Courtney Freed Music    Twitter: @courtneyfreed    Instagram: courtneyjoyfreed    http://www.reverbnation.com/courtneyfreedmusic

Steven Wynbrandt ~ coming soon Steven Wynbrandt BioDynamic Farm ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/swynbrandt/sets/72157629733978418/

Olivia Walder & Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RamblinRoseShop Olivia Walder is a Los Angeles based midwestern transplant who does way too many things, including work as a graphic designer, stylist, painter, jewelry maker and a forager and herbalist in training. Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary is collection of herbal concoctions created by Olivia Walder. All of the herbs used in the products are either organic, wild harvested, or grown by Olivia herself. Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary was born of Olivia’s interest in herbs as source of knowledge and understanding of our history, as source of empowerment, and for the purpose of celebrating the wonders of herbs!  http://www.oliviawalder.com

Sparky the Dragon Oven ~ Dinner for sale on site by Ray Cirino & His Dragon Oven, Sparky!   Live art, crafts & vending as well ~

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